Another Arizona Doctor Sounds Hospital Alarm (and Is Ignored by Tucson Media)

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We now have our second case of an Arizona doctor sounding the alarm about the overburdened hospitals in the state, receiving much attention in the national media for it, but barely getting a mention in our own, local media. The previous case, which we reported on, involved the Tucson media’s silence at University of Arizona …

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Tucson Hospitals Are “Close to Breaking” Says U of A Doctor: Why Has the Star Made No Mention of It?

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In a June 26 New York Times op-ed, Bradley A. Dreifuss, director of rural and global emergency medicine programs at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, states that “in a medical crisis, my job is to manage a clinical team, problem-solve and be in control. It is hard to admit that I feel vulnerable …

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What Tucson’s paper of record hasn’t been covering of late

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OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Some recent stories of importance that the Arizona Daily Star hasn’t been covering: Idle No More at Tucson Mall: “Over 200 people gathered around the throbbing drums and horns echoing through Tucson Mall on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in unity with the Idle No More Movement’s call for a …

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Congressman Ron Barber Sends Mixed Signals

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OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN This is an unpublished letter to the editor sent to the Arizona Daily Star. Note that President Obama did not make good on his threat to veto the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, and that the Social Security Trust Fund has lent out upwards of $2.5 trillion for other government programs (particularly …

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